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William Keith Hackney

 

William Keith Hackney
William Keith Hackney

 

Recent Address:

112 Oakford Avenue, Plymouth, NC 27962

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Family Information:

Parents: William T. and Alma; Wife: Ruth

Hometown:

Richwood, WV

Date Entered Service:

May 19, 1942

Service Number:

35430921

Bomb Group:

444th

Squadron:

678th

Location of Unit:

Great Bend, KS - 1942

Missions Flown:

 

Hump Missions Flown:

 

Targets:

 

Awards/Decorations:

Asiatic-Pacific Theater Ribbon with 1 Silver Star, 1 Bronze Star and Spear-head, Presidential Unit Citation with 3 Oak Leaf Clusters

Service Schools Attended:

Radio School, Salt Lake City, UT - 1942

Military Specialty(ies):

 

Rank Upon Discharge:

Private First Class

Crew Type:

Ground crew

Airplane Serial No.& Name:

 

Were you a POW?

No

Were you interned?

No

Date Transferred from the 58th:

October 18, 1945

Date Discharged from the 58th:

October 30, 1945

Post-WWII Military Service:

Auto equipment operator

Post-WWII Civilian Occupation(s):

Paper Machine Operator for Weyerhaeuser Company of Plymouth, NC

Thoughts on the 58th Bomb Wing:

I'm proud to have served in the 58th. Was in the first group and squadron of the B-29 formed in Salina, Kansas, and then to Great Bend Kansas.

Comments:

Mr. Hackney passed away May 9, 2011. He is buried at Hillside Memorial Gardens Cemetery in Plymouth, NC.

 

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